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wild cherry

noun
  1. another name for gean (def. 1)
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Historical Examples

  • There are the wild-cherry, evergreens, and clumps of ancient shrub-oak.

    The Pioneer Trail

    Alfred Lambourne

  • I knew every wild-cherry tree within twenty miles of Antrim.

  • With the wild-cherry trees, I was obliged to confess, the case was reversed.

    A Florida Sketch-Book

    Bradford Torrey

  • They were at the gate of Burwood, under a thick screen of wild-cherry trees.

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • Our coffee had been expended, but we now made a kind of tea from the roots of the wild-cherry tree.